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a big fish in a small pond

  • noun phrase

Definition of a big fish in a small pond
: a person who is very well known or important in a small group of people but who is not known or important outside that group
In school he was a big fish in a small pond, but once he moved to the city he was just another struggling actor.


a big fish in a small pond

  • noun phrase

Definition of a big fish in a small pond
: a person who is very well known or important in a small group of people but who is not known or important outside that group
In school he was a big fish in a small pond, but once he moved to the city he was just another struggling actor.